It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
Expertise in Second Language Learning and Teaching
Understanding what constitutes expertise in language learning and teaching
is important for theoretical reasons related to psycholinguistic, and
applied linguistic, enquiry. It also has many significant applications in
practice, particularly in relation to the training and practice of language
teachers and improvements in students' strategies of learning. In this
volume, methodologies for establishing what constitutes expert practice are
discussed and the contributions address the fields of listening, reading,
writing, speaking and communication strategies, looking at common
characteristics of the 'expert teacher' and the 'expert learner'.